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Before head and neck radiation treatment begins

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1704
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1704
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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer : third doses

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4009
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As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Vaccines
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4009
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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Caring for a pleural catheter : a guide for patients and their caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4014
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This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Pleural effusions
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Thoracic Surgery and VG 6A with special thanks to Dr. Simon Houston, Division of Respirology; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4014
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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is pro…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
Computerized tomography scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 1104, "Tomodensitogramme" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: CT Scanner
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Tomodensitogramme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1104
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Les tomodensitogrammes sont des images prises par un ordinateur et un appareil à rayons X. Ils permettent d’obtenir des images plus détaillées des os et des organes de tissus mous que les radiographies ordinaires. Ces images aideront votre médecin à vous recommander le meilleur traitement. Les sujets abordés dans la présente publication sont les suivants : la préparation au tomodensitogramme, la procédure, l’allaitement après le tomodensitogramme, les effets secondaires, la durée de la procédur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
CT scan
Computed tomography scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Les tomodensitogrammes sont des images prises par un ordinateur et un appareil à rayons X. Ils permettent d’obtenir des images plus détaillées des os et des organes de tissus mous que les radiographies ordinaires. Ces images aideront votre médecin à vous recommander le meilleur traitement. Les sujets abordés dans la présente publication sont les suivants : la préparation au tomodensitogramme, la procédure, l’allaitement après le tomodensitogramme, les effets secondaires, la durée de la procédure, le temps nécessaire à l’obtention des résultats, l’envoi de commentaires et suggestions. Une liste des noms des hôpitaux et de leur numéro de téléphone est fournie.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0067, “CT Scan”. Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tomodensitomètre
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1104
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Pregnancy and Radiation Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Pregnancy complications
Pregnancy - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer in pregnancy
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Cancer in women
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1688
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This pamphlet outlines Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia in detail, highlighting symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and when to contact your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia in detail, highlighting symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and when to contact your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1688
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Polycythemia Vera

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1689
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This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Polycythemia Vera
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Polycythemia vera
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1689
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Oncology Management Guidelines : Natural Health Products

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1691
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The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Complementary Therapies
Dietary Supplements
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alternative medicine
Cancer--Treatment
Dietary supplements
Specialty
Complementary Therapies
Abstract
The use of natural health products during chemotherapy, cellular therapy (including bone marrow transplantation), or surgery is not recommended. This pamphlet defines natural health products and outlines Nova Scotia Health's guidelines on the use of natural health products during chemotherapy.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Pharmacy Services ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee & Oncology Therapy Subcommittee
Pamphlet Number
1691
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Guide for cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (25 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Cancer Survivors
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients--Home care
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Self Care
Abstract
Guide for cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Responsibility
approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0059
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It's Never Too Late to Stop Tobacco Use

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0065
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Identifies how tobacco use can effect cancer, cancer treatment, and other diseases. Lists available supports.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Smoking Cessation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Self-care, Health
Smoking cessation
Specialty
Self Care
Abstract
Identifies how tobacco use can effect cancer, cancer treatment, and other diseases. Lists available supports.
Notes
Adapted from the “Quit smoking to get the best from your cancer treatment” pamphlet with permission from the University Health Network Patient and Caregiver Education Program.
Responsibility
approved by the Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0065
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Thyroid Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0063
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Guide for thyroid cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Cancer Survivors
Self Care
Thyroid Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-care, Health
Thyroid gland--Cancer--Patients--Home care
Specialty
Aftercare
Self Care
Abstract
Guide for thyroid cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Responsibility
approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0063
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Colon Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Guide for colon cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Colonic Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Cancer Survivors
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer--Patients--Home care
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Self Care
Abstract
Guide for colon cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Responsibility
approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0061
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Rectal Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0062
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Guide for rectal cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Cancer Survivors
Rectal Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Cancer--Patients--Home care
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Colorectal Surgery
Self Care
Abstract
Guide for rectal cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Responsibility
approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0062
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